When a bunch of angry enthusiastic British football fans sings away to glory at the top of their voices, (50,000 voices to be precise), you’re about to be attacked by a comforting bout of Goosebumps.

Disclaimer: We’re about to recreate that stadium like feel. Put the headphones on. We’re taking you on a ride.

The best football chants and where they came from:

Will Griggs on Fire

Alright, lads, so the story goes something like this: A certain Mr. Sean Kennedy, Youtuber extraordinaire premiered his version of the song Freed from a desire by Gala. It is known that the then chairman David Sharpe of Wigan Athletic awarded Mr. Sean Kennedy, Youtuber extraordinaire with a season ticket claiming that he invented “the best chant known to man”. That worked out quite well! Anyone else wanna take a shot at football chant inspiration? A ‘Beatles’ cover maybe?

Lyrics:

He will score goals, he will just score more and more.

He will score goals, that’s what we signed him for.

Will Grigg’s on fire, your defense is terrified (x3)

Will Grigg’s on fire,

Hoo. Na na na na na na na ….

The Willian song (Chelsea FC)

After Chelsea  gazumped (British informal for swindling someone) Willian from the Spurs, did you think the Blues would let them (The Spurs) get humiliated just like that? Bollocks, mate! The Blues fans in Prague sang this gem of a song deriding Tottenham right from White Hart Lane and back! Capital stuff!

Lyrics:

The shits from Spurs, They bought his flight!

But Will.I.An, he saw the light!

He got a call from Abramovich,

And off he went to Stamford Bridge!

He hates Tottenham! He hates Tottenham! He hates Tottenham! And He hates Tottenham

Luis Suarez, He bites who he wants

This beautiful, heartfelt and agonizing song sang by the fans world over is for Ex-Liverpool and current Barcelona striker Luis Suarez. He really does bite who he wants, doesn’t he? His team mates don’t seem to be chuffed by it too much though!

Lyrics:

He bites who he wants

He bites who he waaaaaaants

Luis Suarez

He bites who he wants

You’ll never walk alone (The signature Liverpool FC song)

This song by Gerry and the Pacemakers was presented by the lead vocalist of the band to the Liverpool manager Bill Shankly in 1963. Shanks, as they called him, loved the song. It is said that in the 1960’s the DJ at the stadium would play the top 10 commercial records in descending order with ‘You’ll never walk alone’ being the last played just before kick-off (It was at the top for 4 weeks). After the song was taken off the charts, the fans still sang the song before the game. In the 1965 FA cup finals the commentator referred to this song as Liverpool’s signature tune… and the rest is Anfield history!

Lyrics:

When you walk through a storm, hold your head up high
And don’t be afraid of the dark
At the end of the storm, there’s a golden sky
And the sweet, silver song of a lark

Walk on through the wind
Walk on through the rain
Though your dreams be tossed and blown

Walk on, walk on
With hope in your hearts
And you’ll neeeeveeeer waaaalk alooooone
You’ll neeeeeever walk alone

I’m forever blowing bubbles (West Ham United)

The best rendition of this song is in the movie Green Street Hooligans when an American comes over to London to witness the best game in the world with a throbbing culture that rendered him speechless.. well at least until he had to learn the lyrics to this song. If not he’d get beaten down by a bunch football hooligans better known as West Ham United fans.

Lyrics:

I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high, nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams they fade and die.
Fortune’s always hiding,
I’ve looked everywhere,
I’m forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

The Yaya Toure-Kolo Toure song

A song that the Britishers would call ‘absolutely mental’ has been sang at underground tube stations, outside houses, inside bars, on rooftops, outside Buckingham palace even. Who knows? The lyrics though are aces!

Lyrics:

Yaya, Yaya Yaya, Yaya Yaya, Yaya Toure…
Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Kolo, Kolo Toure…